Monthly Archives: December 2021

A King’s Manor in Chelsea

A blue plaque marks the spot in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea where King Henry VIII’s manor house once stood. Located on Cheyne Walk in Chelsea, the house was last occupied by Sir Hans Sloane, a collector whose massive holdings provided the foundation for the British Museum. All that remains of the estate is the manor garden, where mulberry trees allegedly planted by Queen Elizabeth I flourish.